We’ve all had days like this. You’re a high-ranking member of the federal government. You need some talking points ASAP. But your lackey tells you his source is having difficulties sending classified documents via secure fax. So you tell him to strip out the “classified” markings, and send them along through non-secure channels.
If this scenario doesn’t sound familiar, it is probably because you are not Hillary Clinton and/or you have at least a shred of respect the rule of law.
Here is a link to a PDF of the email exchange, which was between Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state and her current her campaign foreign-policy adviser Jake Sullivan, who at the time was her deputy chief of staff.
The instruction to Sullivan is a blatant breach of the laws governing the handling of classified information.
And to think … all this time, Republicans in Congress have been spinning their wheels over whether Clinton’s greatest offense was lying about having sent classified information over her private server.
Sounds like there should be plenty of grounds for an indictment.